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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema Reviews

Rua Paul Redfern N�48, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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86%

Rating
999 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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97%

Great hostel! All the employees were extremely friendly and helpful.


83%

Really enjoyed our stay here, the hostel was so much fun with things going on every night. It was pretty clean for being a 'party hostel' but if you have really high standards maybe this isn't the place for you! Bus stop is really close, beach round the corner and metro is about a 20min walk. Only thing was nice restaurants were quite a walk away but there are a few cheap and cheerful options near by!


77%

Great hostel if you want to party and don't mind lots of noise, not great for relaxing. Perfect location as right next to beach. Very easy to organise tours and staff were helpful.


83%

I booked a female room and for two nights there were also men in my room. After talking to a member of staff, nothing changed.


100%

I would defintely recommend staying in this hostel. The hostel is in a calm location in Ipanema, and is a 2 minute walk from the beach; a great base to epxplore the city. The staff is friendly and makes you feel very welcome in Rio. Juliana helped me a out with tours and activities which was great! There are cleaningladies all day busy keeping things clean, kitchen is decent, and last but not least there are always people to hang out with. Reason to come back!


91%

Really friendly and welcoming staff!

  • 4th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

The staff and the location are the main reasons to stay here. You are two blocks from the beach and the staff speak wonderful English and are very helpful. The common area and breakfast are always crowded and a little small for how large the hostel is. It's also very loud at night so don't expect to get a good nights sleep. The dorms and lockers are spacious and it tends to be an older age group staying here 25+. Overall, I enjoyed my stay but it was loud and didn't feel like a "family".


86%

Really cool place for meet new people, the atmosphere is really good, full of party. About the staff, except for Ricardo and other guy (Giovanni I think), I think they're more concerned about charging over being friendly and, in the in front building, there's always a mess with the key...anyway you can handle that and the location and atmosphere really worth it!


89%

Great hostel, tons of cool travellers to party with and awesome staff. Shout out to Ricky and Ricardo for their friendly and helpful outlook, along with the rest of the staff. Would recommend this hostel to any traveller looking to meet people.

  • 21st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

All you pay for is the location and thank goodness he staff are nice. The facilities are very tired and not kept clean. Needs improvement!


94%

Briliant, relaxed place. Mainly 25+, single travelers. It is very easy to meet new people and organise stuff. Staff was excellent in English and also helped out with tours etc.


86%

Great location just a one minute walk from Ipanema beach. Also right near the bus stop and also the main shopping strip. It is a party hostel though so keep that in mind. Its noisy and always busy. Staff are knowledgeable and super friendly. The key cards are terrible and need to be recharged EVERY time you use them at front reception which is a real shame.


97%

Really enjoyed my stay in Che Lagarto. We stayed in a private room with en suite and it was very good. €600 for 5 days seemed a bit steep when we booked but we got a good recommendation so we went for it. There was a great atmosphere in the common area and the lads working there were very helpful and great craic. If I was back in Rio I would stay here again. Safe, clean, fun hostel.

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

A fun and friendly hostel! Staff are amazing. Located at end of Ipanema beach but a heap of stuff around so all good. Private room more expensive then some hostels but u get the hostel vibe!


100%

Nice hostel very close to the beach


100%

Amazing hostel!! Staff were great, super helpful, especially the manager who quickly learnt our names and made sure we were always having a good time. Rooms are a good size, and get cleaned twice a day beds are comfy, and everything is very secure.. Lots of information about what to do in the area during the day and night with different bar deals every day. One two minutes from the beach. Thank you so much for a great week! (From Lara and Josh)

  • 6th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Nice Staff & nice Bar! Recommendend!


94%

It is very nice organized hostel. superb staff, rooms are ok. the breakfast is not a big deal but you can have as much as you want of cereals/milk, cake, fruits, coffee.


91%

Super-friendly hostel! Ricky, Gabriella and all the staff are so hospitable and helpful. Great location just a short walk from the beach. Bathrooms are cleaned regularly and the overall atmosphere is great. Highly recommend staying here!


80%

Staff were amazing and very helpful especially Roberto


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